July 12, 2017 9:18 am
Updated: July 12, 2017 2:12 pm

Clay Aiken: ‘Donald Trump didn’t decide who got fired on ‘The Apprentice’’

WATCH ABOVE: Singer and former contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice" Clay Aiken has said in a new interview that U.S. President Donald Trump didn't decide who got fired during his tenure as host of the show.


Clay Aiken is revealing some secrets from his time on The Celebrity Apprentice.

In a new interview with The News & Observer, the singer revealed that U.S. President Donald Trump wasn’t really in charge of the hiring and firing on the reality show.

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“Trump didn’t decide who got fired on Apprentice, I mean, NBC made those decisions,” Aiken spilled. Aiken, of course, appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2012 and according to him, Trump didn’t have that much of a say.

“There used to be a little thing right on his desk that looked like a phone, he pretended it was a phone, but it was actually a teleprompter where the producers were sending him notes,” he revealed.

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Aiken went on to explain that Trump didn’t have a clue what actually was happening during the week and was only informed via notes from the producers on the show.

“He didn’t know that people were getting in fights during the week while we were doing these tasks. The producers did. And they’d send him notes and he’d say, ‘Oh you two didn’t get along’” Aiken spilled.

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“It was very much, ‘I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV’” he continued. Aiken suggested that Trump isn’t the businessman that people think he is.

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“I think to myself, the man as president definitely has a teleprompter sitting on his desk right now with people telling him, ‘Well such and such is in the health care bill, don’t say this…’ I feel like half the time his teleprompter has broken down as president and he doesn’t know what’s going on,” he said.

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